I decided to write this post because a lot of my friends who are mamas constantly praise me for being a supportive friend. I also wanted to dedicate this post to them because what they do is freaking phenomenal! and I know that sometimes they don’t always feel supported by friends who don’t have babies yet.
Mommin is hard work! For those of you reading this that are moms I don’t have to tell you that. Motherhood isn’t what is usually portrayed on social media; perfect hair, perfect bodies and clean kids. It’s miscarriages, struggling marriages and constant self doubt. I am here to tell you that I SEE YOU and the amazing job you’re doing! To my girls who are mamas, thank you! Thank you for inspiring me with your strength and resilience. Thank you for showing me that mommin is the shit and for sharing your lives with me. Lastly, thank you for paving the way for me to be a good mama JUST LIKE YOU!
For those who have friends that are pregnant or have a baby, be patient and kind. You and I do not know what it’s like to have a babe so be flexible, mamas don’t have the same time that we have nor the freedom. Go out of your way to make girl time happen even if their baby comes along. Be patient if they are late, exhausted and haven’t showered in a hot minute. Hold them when they cry and let them know they are doing a great job because WHO doesn’t like to hear a compliment like that?? and YES attend their kid’s birthday parties, sorry not sorry, it’s part of the gig! Also, if you’re unable to be supportive then move on, you’re not doing anyone any favors by making your friend feel like a bad friend.
Love you girls, and thank you again!